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New Hampshire & Vermont

2 Whitney Rd., #11

Concord, NH 03301

Phone: (603) 228-1401

(800) 834-6472

Fax: (603) 230-9795


405 Western Ave., #317

South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: (207) 854-8441

(888) 396-2047

Fax: (207) 222-0105

Driver Improvement Courses


The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving courses are state approved driver improvement programs for the states of New Hampshire and Maine. These courses are also recognized by many insurance companies for discounts; check with your provider! 


NSC Defensive Driving Courses teach drivers how to recognize and react to immediate and potential hazardous driving situations and conditions. Our instructor-led, classroom courses provide collision prevention strategies and defensive driving techniques that focus on behavior, judgement, decision making and consequences.

Important Notes:


A stay-at-home order has been issued by Governor Sununu to slow the spread of the  COVID-19 virus. All April NSCNNE courses are postponed. If you have an existing registration, your class will be rescheduled, and you will receive an email with the new date and time.

If you have questions, please contact our office at or (603) 228-1401

  • Plan on arriving early. All participants MUST be on time for the start of the class and return promptly from breaks in order to receive credit for the course.

  • Attendees from New Hampshire and Maine qualify to receive 3 points reduction after completing the classroom course (Vermont does not have a point reduction program). Demerit Points are not actually removed from the driving record, but credited towards loss of license. Points are removed by the state after 3 years.

  • Usage of cell phones and other electronic devices during class is strictly prohibited.

  • Certificates are mailed to attendees within 3-5 business days upon successful completion of the course. The student is responsible for submitting the completion certificate to the state for point reduction credit.

  • Pre-registration and payment for classes is encouraged. Classes do fill up and seat availability will go first to those who have pre-registered and then on a first come first serve basis to walk-ins. Payment must accompany registration.

  • You may pre-register on-line by clicking one of the class dates below or you may pre-register by phone at (603) 228-1401. We accept major credit cards, debit cards, cash or money order. Personal checks are not accepted.

New Hampshire Class Locations:

Please Do Not Contact locations for class information. All classes are scheduled through the National Safety Council in Concord, NH. CLICK ON AN UPCOMING CLASS DATE  BELOW TO REGISTER or contact our office at 1-800-834-6472.

For Directions Click on Location Name

Please Note:  SNHU and the Rochester Police Department have made the decision to close / restrict the use of their facilities due to COVID-19 concerns. All Driver Improvement Classes have been moved to our Concord, NH training facility for the month of April.  

(on the Manchester/Hooksett town line) (Webster Hall, Room 207)  

Driver Improvement Course Price: $50

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving

(Driver Improvement Course)

(This 6 hour National Safety Council course is approved by the State of NH for Driver Improvement, Driver Attitude, and Habitual Offender requirements) 

This highly interactive course engages students in relearning road rules. Exercises explain the connection between choices and consequences, and help the student develop a plan to change their driving choices and behaviors.


All Driver Improvement Classes scheduled for the month of APRIL have been cancelled due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. 


If you have an existing registration, your class will be rescheduled, your payment will be transferred and you will receive an email with the new date and time.

To increase social distancing, class size is now limited. Classes will fill and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. NSCNNE will add additional classes when possible to accommodate the demand and reduce the wait for an available class.

We are currently working with the State of NH to explore alternative training methods. (Currently the State of NH does not recognize online or streaming-style training for point-reduction or driver improvement class requirements). If, however, an alternative training method is approved our office will communicate that information to you.

Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

(Driver Improvement Course)


(This 6 hour National Safety Council course is approved by State of NH for Driver Improvement only. This course does not meet requirements for Driver Attitude or Habitual Offender courses)

Vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for people between the ages of 16 and 24. The National Safety Council, a leader in driver improvement training for more than 40 years, developed DDC-Alive at 25 to specifically target drivers in this age group.


Buker Community Center - 22 Armory Street, Augusta, Maine

  • Next class- TBD

The state of Maine will also accept this online course for point reduction.

**NOTE: This online course does NOT meet New Hampshire state requirements for point reduction.

6/8 Hour Driver Improvement Course - Maine

Watch a Video Segment from one of our Defensive Driving Courses


Pre-registration and payment for Driver Improvement classes is encouraged as classes do fill up. The NSCNNE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule classes due to insufficient enrollments. In the event of inclement weather, the NSCNNE will notify all pre-registered students via e-mail of the class cancellation. Cancellations will also be posted on this Driver Improvement page of our website. If a class is cancelled, each pre-registered student will need to notify NSCNNE as to which alternative upcoming class you would like to attend and your registration and payment will be transferred to that class.